04 Apr '13, 5pm

soccer match officials charged in Singapore with receiving sexual services to fix match

Three Lebanese soccer match officials were charged in Singapore with corruptly receiving “free sexual service” as an inducement to fix an Asian Football Confederation Cup match this week. Referee Ali Sabbagh and assistant referees Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb were replaced before the April 3 match in Singapore between Tampines Rovers and East Bengal. East Bengal won 4-2 in a game that included an own goal by its opponent. “Ali Sabbagh, Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb were produced in court, each with a charge of one count of corruptly receiving gratification, in the form of free sexual service,” Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau said in a statement. “Singapore has always adopted a zero tolerance approach towards corruption and match-fixing of any form is not condoned in Singapore.” The bureau declined to comment on whether the three entered pleas, are out on bail...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-04/soccer-officials...

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